Friday, January 1, 2010

Twenty Nine in 2009

Oh wow, what a year it's been. It was such a pleasure getting to know each of these 29 very special little beings, watching them grow, and seeing their personalities develop.

We had some good times , and some worrisome times too. In the end.. all was well and our happy, healthy kittens all met their families and left our nest.

Thanks for being there by our side through it all. We appreciate you so much. You are an amazing, loving, community and your supportive ways always lighten our load.


Happy New Year, friends. We wish you ALL the best, and look forward to spending 2010 with you!

Lots and lots of love and hugs,

Laurie, Craig, Drewey, Charlene Butterbean, Walter and Ira.

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24 comments:

  1. Happy New Year to you and yours, Laurie! What an amazing community you've created within this space.
    After scrolling down memory lane I've finally discovered how I hone in on a "favorite " kitten -- it's whatever little face I'm seeing at the moment. What precious babies all!

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  2. The greatest pics! Hooray for an awesome year for the IBKC!

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  3. How neat it is to see them in series....and notice the differences and the adorableness that overflows from each image.

    My heart overflows with appreciation for the members of this community with EVERY visit.

    Thanks Laurie, Charlene, Craig & Drewey and all the itties that have passed thru these pages!

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  4. Love the pictures !!
    Warms my heart !!
    Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with happiness and good health.
    Diane

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  5. Michele, Lincoln, Edgar, Tink, Sophie and Bodhi (in spirit)January 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM

    Thank you Laurie for the gift you share!

    Happy New year, happy new decade to you, yours and the IBKC!

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  6. We've loved them all, and you too! I tell everybody at the shelter about the IBKC, especially when our foster moms come in. They love it too! May this be another year of joy and snorgles.

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  7. Oh, how beautiful they all are!

    Having been nearly a year without proper internet access (new country, new home, new life!!), I've missed dropping in on the kittens. Twenty nine!

    Laurie and Craig, you will surely get your reward in heaven, because there can't be anything on this earth good enough for such as you. Unless it's a schmooze from a little furry critter grateful to be surrounded by such love.

    May all your dreams come true in 2010.

    Yours in admiration and appreciation,
    Lisa

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  8. I just don't know how you do what you do. Just LOOKING at the photos makes me want to keep every one of these cats forever, so I can't imagine how you spend time with them, take care of them, discover their personalities...and then let them go. You must be very special people to be able to do all that, and not grow detached over time.

    Happy New Year!

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  9. Best post ever! The babies are SOOOOO cute. I'm so glad you share them with us. Happy New Year.

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  10. Happy 2010 to the IBKC! The work you all do is amazing and inspiring. Thank you for looking after all those precious babies, not to mention Ms. Butterbean and the fabulous Drewy. All the best for all of you in the new year. :)

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  11. Happy New Year!!! Seeing all of the kitties brought tears to my eyes!! Thanks so much for all that you do and for sharing the pictures!

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  12. Hi babies! Bless you and Craig for everything you do to make these sweet little fuzzy bundles feel safe, secure, and loved. I wish you both the same in 2010.

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  13. thank you such a lovely website and for taking such great care of the babies! happy new year!

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  14. Wishing you a wonderful New Year, Laurie, Craig, Charlene and Drewery!

    Together you've provided such love and fantastic starts for so many and we've been blessed you've allowed us to follow you every step of the way!

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  15. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful moments with us, and a very happy new year to you and all of yours!

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  16. What a parade of cuteattude! You've given each of these babies such a wonderful start in life - what an accomplishment!

    Happy New Year Laurie, Craig, Drewey, Charlene Butterbean, Walter, Ira, and all the IBKC alumni and their new families - a great 2010 ahead for all!

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  17. I love "year in review" montages in general, counting down the "top ten" whatevers for that year. This one, with so much hope, sweetness and over-the-top cute, is positively whiskers and tails above them all. Happy New Year, IBKC community, may 2010 bring even more blessings to us all.

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  18. Ohhh..Happy New Year Laurie and everyone!!!Thanks sooo much for putting the pics of all those lovely lovely babies..Yes 2009 was incredible with the IBKC..Looking at all those pics really warmed my heart and soul,and thinking that thanks to you Laurie,those babies got a wonderful home..THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...Wish you, Craig, Charlene,Drewey and every IBKC a wonderful year 2010 xoxox

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  19. Your blog is wonderful and you have a great heart. I bet those kitty's appreciate your kindness just as much as we appreciate how you share their stories with us. So cute. Keep it up!

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  20. Hey there! Stopping by to say Happy New Year, we hope it's the best year ever :-)
    We love you for all you do for the kitties :-)

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  21. Precious, every one of them.

    Happy New Year!

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  22. 29 kittens, my goodness. I think you qualify for the special award of Crazy Cat Family since Craig and your parents are part of the kitty loving. I'm in awe of what you do.

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